Sarapiqui is a river in a deep and remote gorge with heart pounding rapids. The large drops, numerous obstacles, and steep gradient make UPPER PAILAS SARAPIQUI the epitome of classic whitewater. This is a class V canyon that is extreme in nature. All participants should be in good physical condition and strong swimmers. Before entering the canyon paddlers will have an extensive safety and paddle talk. Every participate will also be required to swim a class III rapids at the river, and practice getting back in the boat on their own. Upper Sarapiqui is the ultimate whitewater rafting experience.

As with every trip, there will be one stop for locally grown, organic fruits and another stop for an authentic Costa Rican Organic lunch. You’ll also learn about the growing, harvesting, and production of chocolate, medicinal plants, fruits and sugar cane.

Finally, as you learn about sugar cane in Costa Rica your guide will help you extract juice from the  cane in a traditional fashion, and you’ll get to enjoy a glass of pure sugar cane juice. A sweet ending to a sweet tour! 

Tour Includes: Transportation, towels, a bilingual river guide, authentic Costa Rican Organic Farm Lunch and fresh fruit.

Photos Services  ONLY $50  Our “paparrazzi” photographer will be around to catch  the best action of the trip

Approximate river time: 2 to 2 1/2 hours of pure adrenaline covering 7 miles of river.

What to bring:  Simple dry clothing (like shorts and a t-shirt), swimsuit, sunscreen, shoes that will stay on your feet (sport sandals or water shoes are recommended), and a change of clothing.

Tour Departure Time: 8:30 a.m.

Trip Duration: about 6 hours

Price:$135

RECOMMENDED AGES

Age is not as important as physical condition

RESERVATION POLICIES
Cancellation by guests

Sometimes your plans may change or unavoidable situations arise that necessitate having to cancel or change your trip plans… we understand that. We provide you with a generous 72-hour cancellation policy for individual bookings, and 7 days for groups, group deposits are non refundable. Please note that our trips depart rain or shine.

However, please understand that once your trip is booked we reserve your space, assign staff and resources to ensure your trip runs smoothly. Since few of these costs are recoverable at the last minute, cancellations or reschedules inside of 72 hours (7 days for groups) of your scheduled trip departure are non-refundable and you will be fully charged.

Cancellation by Costa Rica Descents

Although we rarely cancel our trips, Costa Rica Descents reserve the right to cancel any trips due to low or dangerously high water levels, weather and related conditions or insufficient bookings, a full refund will be made available in this event.

If we do have to cancel we will do everything in our power to offer a comparable substitution, and if we do have time we will contact you to offer a solution, unless river levels rise overnight. As soon as we know we will let you know and at that time you can either cancel with a full refund, or you can choose the solution that we have offered.

Liability

Although we take every precaution to ensure that you have a safe and fun trip, white water rafting does have inherent risks. A release/waiver must be signed prior to the trip and is a condition of participation.

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